Everything lactation professionals need to know about infant formula
By eight weeks of age, the majority of babies born in North America are receiving some infant formula. Worldwide, formula sales continue to grow. This means that many families you care for will use formula as some part of their feeding approach. As a lactation care provider, what is your role? In this course, Mary Bailey, RD, IBCLC, PCD (DONA), shares key information every lactation professional needs to know about the use of infant formula. Take this class to get clear on:
- What formula is and what it contains
- The three major types of formula
- How to safely prepare and store each type
- Recommending bottles and nipples
- The risks and benefits of using formula, and how to discuss them with families
- How to educate parents about responsive bottle feeding
- The feelings and experiences of formula feeding parents and how to support them
Studies show that more than three-fourths of the families who use formula receive no instruction about its use. With the information from this class, you will be able to provide accurate, caring assistance for the best outcomes for both babies and parents.
The Instructor is Mary Bailey RD IBCLC PCD (DONA).
- 1 CERP
- 1 CME
- 1 Nursing Contact Hour